We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Autobiography of a Yogi | [Paramahansa Yogananda]

Autobiography of a Yogi

When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.
Regular Price:$33.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

When Autobiography of a Yogi first appeared in 1946, it was acclaimed as a landmark work in its field. The New York Times hailed it as "a rare account". Newsweek pronounced it "fascinating". The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Yogananda presents a convincing case for yoga, and those who 'came to scoff' may remain 'to pray." Today it is still one of the most widely read and respected books ever published on the wisdom of the East.

This audio edition, featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley's masterful narration, contains the complete text of Paramahansa Yogananda's life story, an absorbing account of a singular search for Truth. Yogananda describes his experiences with modern-day saints and illuminated masters of India, and presents a definitive introduction to the whole science and philosophy of Yoga.

© and (P) 1996, 2000 Self-Realization Fellowship

What the Critics Say

"A superb audio translation....Extraordinary work." (Library Journal)
"Ben Kingsley's smooth, articulate performance makes the formal writing style accessible to the listener." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (981 )
5 star
 (535)
4 star
 (182)
3 star
 (122)
2 star
 (82)
1 star
 (60)
Overall
4.2 (484 )
5 star
 (280)
4 star
 (92)
3 star
 (59)
2 star
 (31)
1 star
 (22)
Story
4.2 (481 )
5 star
 (283)
4 star
 (97)
3 star
 (58)
2 star
 (21)
1 star
 (22)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sinan Amman, Jordan 03-10-13
    Sinan Amman, Jordan 03-10-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Full of bulls***!!!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    It's basically this guy who tells stories of miracles that Yoga practitioners were able to do (including blessed self, of course), without ever explaining what is Yoga. He keeps mentioning "through special Yoga techniques" without mentioning what are those special techniques.

    I can't believe that Steve Jobs read this book once a year; it's in general superficial and has stories that would drive you nuts for how stupid they are.

    Do yourself a favor and just forget it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    HIYBRID 02-15-13
    HIYBRID 02-15-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    81
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    177
    59
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    12
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Magical, Enchanting, and true."

    OK so you want to better understand the thinking of the other side of the world. Not so long ago America welcomed these divergent ideas in a spirit of naive discovery and wonder. The Chattauqua lectures were happening on the east coast and Big Sur was a colony of artistic thinkers and lifestyle experiments. And P. Yogananda , having discovered the discipline/ritual/extacy of an enlightened life brought it to America and we loved it. This is the story of how one person developed to become a spiritual leader for millions. It makes sense to see his life unfold.
    I found this to be a wonderful story of his experience. Not preachy, not pushy. just where he came from what he saw and how it affected him. How it changed his thinking. If you are a devout Christian or Catholic this will not sway your faith but it may expand your idea of what a saint is.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joan 01-07-13
    Joan 01-07-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This is the best book I have read in years."
    Where does Autobiography of a Yogi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book rates #1. It restores faith in God. It also talks about the importance of prayer and meditation. It is not just about him, but about all of us. It makes sense.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Autobiography of a Yogi?

    When his mother died,


    Have you listened to any of Ben Kingsley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I haven't had the pleasure.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    God is here now. Miracles still happen!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shahrad Milanfar 09-16-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    77
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good insight into what made Steve Jobs tick"

    I listened to this book after hearing about it in the Steve Jobs biography. The book contains some interesting concepts and certainly provides insight into what made Steve Jobs tick. The narration and story are a bit tedious, but worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JB 07-11-12
    JB 07-11-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    110
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just really fascinating and inspirational"
    Would you listen to Autobiography of a Yogi again? Why?

    Yes, as a matter of fact I have already listened to this audio book no less than six times. I find it inspirational and really interesting, and I am encouraged to take on my life on a whole new level - its resulted in me really exploring other spiritual books and teachings, take up yoga as a practice, and engage in an inquiry of my purpose on earth.


    Have you listened to any of Ben Kingsley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I think the narration here is superb - excellent really.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definately - the book is fairly long, but I could not get enough of it. I have even gone to get the hard copy, the kindle version, and some other writings of Yogananda.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Randy LANCASTER, CA, United States 03-09-12
    Randy LANCASTER, CA, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2010

    Auto Repair shop owner. I love Yoga, and playing my Fender Stratocaster. I Walk my dogs twice a day.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    61
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I had already loved Yoga"

    But after this book I did write to Paramahansa Yogananda's foundation to find out what Krya yoga is. I must say this book is very universal in its appeal.

    I'm a practicing Catholic and found nothing in this book that conflicted with my faith.

    I have been practicing seeing my "God eye," and I must say only for the briefest of moments and only when I practice yoga regularly do I get close to god the way the author describes.

    Is it my Lord and Savior, I have no idea but the book does open up a mysterious countries' history and you should know the journey to understand why a 7000 year-old body manipulation is more popular that ever.

    Oh yea, the narrator Ben Kingsley is not to be missed; Ben has made me an expert in Sanskrit pronunciations.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Danny SANTA FE, NM, United States 11-21-11
    Danny SANTA FE, NM, United States 11-21-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderfilled Book"

    Ben Kingsley brings a very good quality to one of the outstanding books of the last century. His accent, pace and rhythm take you right into India and brings the story alive.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Laura Toronto, Ontario, Canada 10-21-11
    Laura Toronto, Ontario, Canada 10-21-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fascinating tome!"

    Great story rooted in the brilliant realities of a world most people cannot imagine. Most interesting are the abilities of the great yogis. The story is just a carrier for the magic of exceptional human abilities.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anthony Norwalk, CA, United States 10-04-11
    Anthony Norwalk, CA, United States 10-04-11 Member Since 2011

    Antonavich

    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    187
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    4
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved this book"

    I loved this book. It gave me insight into the life of a man searching for the meaning of life. The book is a wonderfully told story of a man's life. I wish I could have met the yogi.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ooopsie! WEST NEW YORK, NJ, United States 08-23-11
    Ooopsie! WEST NEW YORK, NJ, United States 08-23-11 Member Since 2011

    I just follow the signs!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Life Changing !"

    If you are searching for answers, this gives you the right questions to ask. You can get right answers only if you have the right questions.

    This is immensely helpful in not only connecting with your loved ones but with the entire humanity. Must read for all !

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 51-60 of 76 results PREVIOUS15678NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.